There may come many instances in your life when you face this problem where your keyboard is not showing up with ICUE. You may find your keyboard lighting, and it seems like it’s on, detected and working, but in a real sense, it is not. 

When this happens, you are not able to operate through your keyboard; you cannot play games, do your important office work, or any other thing as every operation on your PC requires the support of a working keyboard. This can become a real challenge for you and can make you frustrated over the issue, and you might think of taking it to the professionals to solve the issue for you. 

However, the great thing is even though the problem seems to be so big, but the solution is simple, and you don’t have to go anywhere with a load of your device to get it checked by the professionals. 

So, when you have figured out the exact reason for the issue, you can easily work in a direction to solve the issue with a relevant method. The solutions that you try out are as follows:

Some Quick Solutions You Can Try

Below are some of the solutions that might help you solve your issue as quick as possible. If Not, Below are some more common fixes that may help you get rid of the issue.

  • Un-Plug all USB Devices & Wait 20 Seconds.
  • Restart Your PC With Corsair Keyboard Unplugged.
  • Update your drivers.

1 - Restart ICUE 

Restarting the ICUE might help you with solving the issue effectively. You can do the following steps to restart CUE:

  1. Close the ICUE, then type “taskmgr,” after pressing Win+R and then press Enter 
  2. Search for CUE in task manager, select End Task by right-clicking on it. 
  3. Check your taskbar tray and select End Task for any application that is running here. 
  4. Launch the engine again to figure out if the issue has resolved, and re-plug your peripheral also. 

2 - Change the USB Port 

Sometimes when you have some issue with your USB port peripheral is connected. So, changing the USB port can help with solving the problem in this case. You can also try changing the ports that you were using previously, like using the ones present at the back if you were using the front ones. 

You can try out all the combinations for connection and figure out if something works for you. 

3 - Install the Latest Version of Software

Oftentimes when your software gets outdated, then there occur problems like Corsair not detecting your keyboard. So, to solve it, you can try updating the software. Follow these below-given simple steps to update the software: c

  1. Check out the latest version of the Corsair software available by navigating to Corsair’s official download website and download.
  2. Type “appwiz.cpl” in the dialogue box after pressing Win+R and then press Enter. 
  3. Search for existing ICUE software and uninstall it. 
  4. Restart your computer. 
  5. Right-click on the software that you downloaded from the website and click on Run as administrator. It will install the software. 
  6. Restart your computer again. 
  7. Launch the ICUE and see if it works for the peripheral connection. 

If it still doesn’t work, you can move ahead to check for any Windows update available and perform the action. 

  1. Type “update” in the dialogue box after pressing Win + S and open the Windows Update settings. Check here for updates if available. 
  2. Click on “Check for Updates”, and if you have some updates pending, install them quickly. 
  3. Restart your computer after the update finishes. 

4 - Check Hardware Compatibility 

If you think the issue lies with the hardware compatibility, you can do the following things: 

  1. Check out Corsair official website to check out the compatible devices. 
  2. Check if your device is on the list. 
  3. If it is, then great, however, if it is not present in the list, this means the problem lies with the hardware. You will not be able to connect the peripheral and ICUE, no matter how hard you try. 
  4. Change the hardware, and the issue will be solved. 

5 - Change BIOS Switch 

When you feel that the issue of no detection rises from the disturbance in the position of corsair switches, you can d the following things: 

  1. Launch ICUE and navigate to the screen with an error. Make sure to connect the peripheral to the correct USB port while you perform this action. 
  2. Now, carefully locate the BIOS switches just the way it is shown in the figure. Try connecting the peripheral again to check whether it detects the device or not. 
  3. If it gets detected, you can change to some other BIOS mode easily and keep doing it until you’re upon the correct mode. 

If you cannot find any switches on your keyboard, you can do the following steps: 

  1. Enter the BIOS mode by holding the Win key and F1 simultaneously for around 3 seconds. 
  2. Hold the same button for the same amount of time, and you will exit the BIOS mode. Figure out if it works for your keyboard detection. 

6 - Create New CUE Profile 

Another thing that can happen to you; that your CUE profile gets corrupted. If this thing happens, you will again face the issues with it not detecting your keyboard. What you can, in this case is as follows: 

  1. Navigate to Home after launching CUE. 
  2. Create a new CUE profile by clicking the plus icon 
  3. Name the new profile and press enter to create it. 
  4. Set the connected devices as default by clicking on all of them 
  5. Save changes and exit 
  6. Restart the engine 
  7. Create a new profile and set RGB colours for the peripherals. 
  8. Switch between the two and examine if the RGB control works properly. 

7 - Reinstall Device Drivers 

Check out if you have correct drivers installed against your peripheral. These are the main components that are responsible for connecting your device with your operating system. So, if they are corrupt, the whole system will be ruined. 

If there exists any drivers issue with your system, do the following things: 

  1. Type “devmgmt.msc” in the dialogue box after pressing Windows and then press Enter. 
  2. Search for your device in the device manager. Right-click on it and uninstall it. 
  3. Unplug your peripheral and plug it back in after a few seconds. 
  4. Right-click anywhere and click Scan for hardware changes. You will detect your device automatically. 
  5. If you are unable to detect it, right-click on hardware and update the drivers. 
  6. Restart your computer after installing the drivers and check whether the issue is resolved or not. 

8 - Contact Support Team 

If you have tried all of the solutions above and you are still not able to solve the issue for you, the last option that is left is to reach out to the customer support team. If you have our product still under the warranty time period, you can have it changed if it is faulty. If it is not, the support team will guide you on some steps that you can take to solve the issue instantly.

Reasons Why your Keyboard is not Showing up with ICUE 

There may be many reasons which can lead to this problem, like the bad USB port, outdated drivers, ICUE not having control and others. Some of the most common reasons why the ICUE is not detecting your keyboard and not letting you have control over your keyboard functionality are as follows: 

1 - Outdated ICUE

This may be one of the issues when your ICUE gets outdated. The newest softwares are meant to be compatible with the newest devices. So, when your ICUE is outdated, it is not able to detect your keyboard. 

2 - Hardware Incompatibility 

Sometimes, the hardware doesn’t match the keyboard supported by the ICUE, and you will face the problem of having control over it through ICUE as it may not be meant to be controlled by it. 

3 - Problems with BIOS Switches 

Corsair keyboards come with several BIOS switches on them. When these BIOS switches on the corsair device are not in the correct position, then you will face this issue as the engine will not detect the peripheral. 

4 - Corrupt ICUE Profiles 

ICUE comes with several profiles that are saved in the software, which control the reaction of your devices, RGB pattern and other things. When these profiles get corrupted, you will face no detection issue with your keyboard. 

5 - Problems with USB ports 

This issue is seen mostly ignored among most of the users; however, it can be the reason why your keyboard is not being detected. A bad USB port just doesn’t detect the device (in this case, keyboard) that you have connected, and you will experience various issues, among which one is no detection. 

If this is becoming the reason for the problem, you can change the port and resolve the issue instantly. 

6 - Non-responsive Peripheral 

There is also a chance that your peripheral is not working as it is meant to be. With this thing, you can do a hard resetting of the peripheral and get it working once again. 

7 - ICUE Error

This issue might occur when the peripheral control systems are in an error state and are not able to detect your keyboard. You can simply restart them and get them running once again. 

8 - Device Issue

If you think none of the above reason matches your problem, then there are chances that there is some issue with your device. You can go to Corsair officials by opening a support ticket and see if they have a way out for you.

Hassan Hifz
Right from the age of 4, Hassan started gaming. He knows best what he is doing. Currently Hassan is Senior author at Techno Clutch. Only a tech geek knows best what components to be used for which conditions. To him, Gaming was the only way to communicate with the outer world cause he was not allowed to go outside instead of just school. He was inspired by his online friends to start his own blog to bust some myths about PC and Gadgets.